The local market has followed the lead from overseas markets today and is up strongly. On the daily chart it has moved up out of a congestion pattern and we bought five ASX 200 cfd’s.

The pattern on this weekly chart could be interpreted as a bearish flag type pattern. You could say the market is in a state of flux with an equal number of bulls and bears as the earnings season in the US unfolds.

The Nasdaq index has made a number of higher lows but is yet to move above the current resistance zone.

Whitehaven Coal is on the rise after their latest update. Price has cleared previous resistance highs and we added an additional holding to the educational portfolio. It will be interesting to see how the company distributes their huge amount of cash.

Life 360 is still working to clear the resistance zone.

After finally moving up above the $1 level we added some more Brainchip Holdings to the educational portfolio.

Ardent Leisure looks to be building towards a move higher.

An interesting graph of the history of the Australian housing market.

A table showing how the US [email protected] 500 index has performed before, during and after recessions.

Table

Security

Units bought (sold)

Date

Open price/

From last table

Current/close

$ gain/loss

Bought Whitehaven Coal c/f at $2.76

Bought 300 at $2.70

23/12/2021

$5.16

$6.21

+$315.00

Bought Computershare

Bought 120 at $20.50

5/1/2022

$24.56

$25.38

+$98.40

Bought CSL

 

Bought 12 at $260.00

16/2/2022

$292.00

$290.00

-$24.00

Bought Brainchip

 

Bought 2,000 at 80c

16/6/2022

80c

​​ 99c

+$380.00

Bought GGUS ETF

 

Bought 100 at $24.00

27/6/2022

$21.35

$21.50

+$15.00

Bought Clinuvel

 

Bought 200 at $16.00

27/6/2022

$16.20

$16.40

+$40.00

Bought Aristocrat Leisure

Bought 100 at $35.60

6/7/2022

$35.77

$35.59

-$18.00

Bought Domino’s Pizza

Bought 40 at $72.00

6/7/2022

$69.00

$71.00

+$80.00

Bought Life360

 

Bought 800 at $3.50

6/7/2022

$3.53

$3.91

+$304.00

Bought Nasdaq ETF

 

Bought 100 at $27.00

7/7/2022

$27.00

$26.89

-$11.00

Bought Pinnacle Investment mgmt.

Bought 300 at $8.20

13/7/2022

$8.20

$8.23

+$9.00

Bought Whitehaven Coal

Bought 300 at $6.00

18/7/2022

$6.00

$6.21

+$63.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start 2/1/2022

$50,000.00

Open balance

$56,756.85

 

​​ 

 

$56,756.85

 

 

Gains/losses week

+$1,251.40

 

 

 

 

+$1,251.40

 

Current total

$58,008.25 ​​ 

 

 

 

$58,008.25

Brokerage at

$30 per round turn added when sold.

Buy/ close prices and Margin

$32,648.60

 

 

 

$32,648.60

Prices ​​ from Tuesday night or 6am for US positions.

Cash available

$23,855.20

 

 

 

$23,855.20

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The commentary and trading positions taken are for educational purposes only and are not an invitation to trade. Trading is risky and individuals should seek Professional counsel before making any financial decisions. Many thanks to Incredible Charts.com software for most of the charts used in the column.

 

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